If you have a medical emergency, we are here when you need us the most.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital serves McAllen, TX and surrounding communities as one of the largest ER facilities in the area. We are designated as a Level III Trauma Center and certified as both a Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center, meaning we’re specially equipped to care for you during your most critical moments.

Our emergency room provides access to dedicated emergency and trauma teams who are on standby 24/7 to provide rapid and convenient emergency care services.

McAllen emergency care services

Our emergency room teams always strive to see each patient quickly. Through our specialized triage system, which includes our fast-track area dedicated to treating minor illnesses and injuries, we can serve patients with critical and non-life-threatening conditions promptly.

In addition to our hospital-based emergency room (ER), our ER services are extended closer to where you live and work through ER 24/7, our freestanding emergency room locations.

We provide adult and pediatric care for a range of emergent medical conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Chest and abdominal pain
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Infections
  • High fever

If a higher level of care is needed, our hospital features an on-site helipad, which allows us to facilitate the transport of critically ill patients to and from other area hospitals with more advanced specialized care.

Heart attack treatment

We are committed to significantly reducing the mortality rate of patients who visit our emergency rooms with chest pain. As a certified Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology, we are equipped to provide heart attack patients with high-quality, rapid and efficient care.

Our range of cardiology services includes comprehensive heart screening and imaging, interventional cardiology in our 24-hour cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac rehabilitation.

Pediatric emergency room care

We provide pediatric emergency care in a safe, comfortable and family-centered environment. Our pediatric care team includes pediatricians, ER physicians, and other specialists who are highly experienced in treating high fevers, broken bones and other conditions that require immediate attention for infants and children.

If your child requires hospital admission, our Children's Medical Center has pediatric intensivists and neonatologists who are available 24/7.

Stroke treatment

When it comes to stroke, receiving the right level of care at the right time matters. As an Advanced Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission, we are specially equipped to rapidly identify and treat patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) symptoms. Our services include 24/7 access to neurologists and neurosurgeons who work closely with stroke-certified ER nurses.

Additionally, we provide expedited care through our Stroke Alert Protocol, which allows paramedics to begin care in the ambulance and alert our stroke care team so patients receive immediate treatment upon arrival at our ER.

Trauma care

Serious injuries are the leading cause of death among children and young adults. As a Level III Trauma Center designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, we are prepared to handle any situation with a dedicated surgical team that provides around-the-clock care.

ER 24/7 emergency care locations

In addition to our hospital-based emergency department, we bring services into the communities we serve through our freestanding emergency room locations in Edinburg, McAllen, Mission and San Juan.

A department of Rio Grande Regional Hospital, our ER 24/7 locations provide full-service adult and pediatric emergency care for all types of acute injuries, illnesses and accidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Services at these locations include:

  • Board-certified emergency medicine physicians at most locations
  • On-call specialists
  • On-site imaging and lab testing
  • Accepts most major insurance plans
  • Affiliation with Rio Grande Regional Hospital makes direct admission simple and seamless, if needed

While emergency rooms are designed to treat patients with critical conditions and life-threatening injuries, those experiencing minor injuries or illnesses may want to seek urgent care. Rio Grande Regional Hospital is proud to be affiliated with CareNow® Urgent Care, with four locations close to home.